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Vital Statistics Forms of Identifications


All applicants for certificates must present proof of identity satisfactory to the department. All documents must be verifiable. There are three categories of documents that may be presented to establish proof of identity.  A copy will be made of the identification and retained with the certificate order.  While the authenticity of the identification presented by the customer is to be determined by the processor and the department, the following rules regarding acceptable identification must be followed: 

PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION - These items are complete within themselves and require no supporting instruments. All of these may not be expired for more than 90 days and must include a photo 

  • US Government-Issued Driver License
  • United States Driver's License
  • Federal or State Identification card
  • Federal, State, or City law enforcement employment identification card, or employment badge accompanied by employment identification card
  • Offender Identification card issued by the Department of Criminal Justice correctional facility or institution
  • Military Identification card
  • Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued:
    • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
    • Permanent Resident Card (green card)
    • Travel Documents: Re-entry Permit; Refuge Travel Permit, or Advance Parole;
    • SENTRI Card
    • U.S. Citizen Identification Card
  • United States Department of State issued:Concealed Handgun License:
    • Border Crossing Card (B1 for business or pleasure of B2 medical purposes)
    • VISA
  • Concealed Handgun License
  • Pilot's License
  • United States Passport
For Properly Qualified Applicant Acceptable Documentation see [25 TAC§181.28(i)]

 As of January 1, 2013, the City of Edinburg no longer accepts Matricula Consular as a form of identification.